Walking is clinically proven to prevent or mitigate the nation's major diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. It has proved an effective measure in promoting weight loss, prevention, improving mental and physical health and clearly demonstrated the need for medical attention. Chained to desks to go, most Americans are...more »
You might not want to take the following stat sitting down: According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, it's likely that you spend a stunning 56 hours a week planted like a geranium—staring at your computer screen, working the steering wheel, or collapsed in a heap in front of your high-def TV. And it...more »
Wu, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, not only works to promote better health in under served communities, but she has slipped a few things into her Oakland workplace to keep herself and fellow workers a little more fit. "We put in a tread desk," Wu said. "It's essentially for conference calls and you walk on the tread desk as...more »
Here's a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly. Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place — at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV just the overall...more »
Regular exercise is safe for heart failure patients, improves their quality of life and may slightly lower their risk of death or hospitalization, according to a new study. About 5 million people nationwide have heart failure, a potentially life- threatening condition in which the heart has a reduced ability to pump blood through the body. It is the leading...more »
The TreadDesk lets employees whittle away the pounds by walking while they work, says inventor Jerry Carr, 47, of Fishers, Ind. With just a touch of a button, the desktop rises to a height that lets a person comfortably walk 1.5 mph while taking phone calls or even using a computer. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option," says Carr, "But the...more »
Stay in shape at work: Jerry Carr, president of TreadDesk inc., describes how his invention works to Carol Weiss- Kennedy, Lindsay Buuck and Kim Smith, all of Bloomington, during the 2009 INShape Indiana Health Summit on Tuesday at Hulman Center. Read the rest of the article!...
With a little creativity, it's possible to add exercise to your workday without ever leaving the office. "Whether you're the company president or a hard-working employee, a little creativity and dedication to your health can make it possible to incorporate fitness into busy days with office exercise," says fitness specialist Samantha Rowland at the Fit...more »
My desk wields a black hole of sluggishness against which I have no power. After eight or nine hours, it becomes a dark place that destroys my very soul. The only solution is to escape it, so to say I was excited about an all-day TreadDesk excursion would be a wild understatement. For years now, I've been publicly verbalizing that I'd give anything to...more »
WARNING: The chair you’re sitting in while reading this article could possibly be hazardous to your overall health! Even if you do the recommended 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least five days per week, it’s how you spend the remaining 23½ hours of the day that really matters. A new and emerging area of science, called ‘inactivity...more »
To Provide Office Workers the Opportunity to Walk While They Work.
"The TreadDesk is indeed an idea who's time has come. I love it".